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1492. A Birth-day Hymn.
Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day.-ACTS xxvi. 22. (M
I MY Ebenezer raise it ; i64T
2 What may be my future lot,
Well I know concerns me not;
3 I my all to thee resign;
Father, let thy will be mine;
4 Guard me, SAVIOUR, by thy pow'r;
5 Let my few remaining days
6 To thy will I leave the rest,
Grant me but this one request;
2.1 493 For the New Year.
And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.-ACTS xiii. 18.
LORD, we desire to praise thy name,
2 When we reflect what we've deserv'd, It moves our wonder and our praise, That such should be poor worms preserv'd,
And still be walking in thy ways.
3 How oft, like Israel of old,
Have our vile hearts turn'd back from
4 [We've sinn'd against the clearest light; We've sinn'd against the greatest love; We stand convicted in thy sight: Shouldst thou condemn, we must approve.]
5 Nor can we use the suppliant's plea,
494. For the New Year. 7s.
NOW may fervent pray'r arise,
Fervent pray'r shall bring us downo Gracious answers from the throne.
2 [Bless, O LORD, the op'ning year, To each soul assembled here; Clothe thy word with pow'r divine, Make us willing to be thine.]
3 Shepherd of thy blood-bought sheep,
Give new strength the race to run:
495. For the Opening of the Year. S.M.
Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.-1. SAM. vii. 12.
LET hearts and tongues unite, And loud thanksgiving raise; 'Tis duty mingled with delight, The SAVIOUR's name to praise.
To him we owe our breath,
In childhood and in youth
Now, thro' another year,
"The LORD has help'd thus far."
Our lot in future years
Yet would we, LORD, dismiss our fears,
Wholly we wish to cast
496. For the Opening of the New Year.
2 Help us to venture near thy throne,
3 [From all the guilt of former sin
4 Send down thy Spirit from above,
5 And when before thee we appear,
497. Morning. 7s. '
Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust. PSALM cxliii. 8.ùfà°
CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies, &